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VA175 - Rust & the ArtBound Book

Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 3

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$ 150  

From tea bags to coffee filters? There are no substrate boundaries in my world. We will start out by sculpting steel wire into simple shapes and/or words. Along with other rusty things we will be layering and rusting coffee filters with our own wire sculptures.
After creating our book cover we will use long-stitch to create a bound book for our new rusty art papers. You will have the option of weaving bamboo sticks into the binding as shown in the samples.

Supply Fee- $20.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Coffee filters Waxed threads
Metal Wire (2 gauges) Lots of rusted goodies
Rusting agents Book binding pattern
Book cover supplies & hardware Plastic trash bags
Bamboo Extra of everything

Please bring:
Spray bottle
Rusty things you may have
Pliers: needle-nose (long-nose), flat nose, cutter
Awl, Ruler, Pencils, Scissors, Tacky glue
Bone folder
Blunt embroidery needles
An old paperback book without the cover
Small/medium button with a shank
Small to medium bulldog paper clips
Optional: Apron to protect clothing


Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts.  They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat.  For further info and to place your order,  please visit:

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